For many homes and businesses in Barbados, split air conditioning systems, also known as inverter or ductless air conditioning systems, are becoming one the most efficient and effective solutions to escape the hot weather. They offer the performance of a centralized unit and the flexibility of a window unit but are quieter, sleeker, and generally more effective. Ductless systems consist of two units: a condenser that sits outside, and an evaporator/air handler that is placed indoors. Coolant passes between the two units, carrying the heat from indoors to the outdoor unit where it is released. However, in order for split air conditioners to be the most effective, it is important to ensure they are properly placed
Choosing the ideal place for your ductless mini-split system can be a challenge, so in this blog, we are going to share a few ideal placement tips for your system.
Where To Place Your Split Air Conditioning System
When considering where to place your indoor ductless split unit, you want to choose a room where the air can be distributed equally throughout the room. Also, you’ll want to ensure that a wall-mounted indoor unit is placed at least eight to 10 feet above the floor to avoid sending cool air to the ceiling. Typically, these units are installed in living rooms are areas where the most time is spent.
If you are interested in having the unit placed in your bedroom, it should be placed directly about the bed for the most comfort. If you care about the aesthetics of the room, any ductless AC unit installed above a window should be placed symmetrically with said window. Keep in mind, wall-mounted split air conditioning units must be installed in a way that allows for easy access to the air filter for maintenance and cleaning.
What About The Outdoor Component?
Ideally, the outdoor component of a split air conditioning system should be placed in an area where the compressor and condenser of the unit can receive unhindered air flow. Additionally, there should be a clear path for existing fan air to vent outside. Also, keep the following in mind:
- The location of the outdoor component should be easily accessible by technicians for quick servicing.
- The surface the unit is placed on should be resistant to vibration, as vibration can cause pipes and other components to break or fail over time.
- Ensure the outdoor unit remains at a height slightly above the indoor unit. This prevents the compressor from battling gravity as it circulates the refrigerant.
When split air conditioning systems are properly placed, the cooling power is maximized to give you the best efficiency and effectiveness to help keep your home cool and comfortable.
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